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Plant kairomones in insect ecology and control
The kairomones of Japanese beetle, Diabroticite rootworm beetles, and fruit flies of the family Tephritidae act as lures for insects and plant-produced synomones and insect pollination are studied.
Introduction to insect pest management
Partial table of contents: The Pest--Management Concept (W. Luckmann & R. Metcalf). Ecological Aspects of Pest Management (P. Price & G. Waldbauer). Plant Resistance in Pest Management (M. Kogan).…
Changing Role of Insecticides in Crop Protection
- R. Metcalf
This review focuses on this turbulent scene with analysis of the reasons for the changes that have occurred and of the inevitability of development of an economically practical and socially acceptable technol ogy for the rational and judicious use of chemical insecticides, i.e. integrated pest management (IPM).
Comparative metabolism of methoxychlor, methiochlor, and DDT in mouse, insects, and in a model ecosystem.
Chemical ecology of Dacinae fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae).
- R. Metcalf
- 1 November 1990
This review focuses on current understanding of Dacinae chemical ecology as it relates to evolution, host selection, reproduction, adult behavior, and control of these fruit flies.
Time Distributions of Heavy Rainstorms in Illinois
This document provides the best available in formation on the time-distribution characteristics of heavy rainstorms at a point and on small basins in Illinois and the Midwest. It is recommended for…
A century of DDT.
- R. Metcalf
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
- 1 July 1973
Carbamate-resistance in mosquitos. Selection of Culex pipiens fatigans Wiedemann (=C. quinquefasciatus Say) for resistance to Baygon.
The authors consider the relatively slow rate of development of resistance to Baygon, the reduced expressivity of the resistance character in adults, and its specificity for the selective agent and for closely related carbamates to be encouraging indications as to the usefulness of this class of compounds for mosquito control.
Cucurbitacins as kairomones for diabroticite beetles.
- R. Metcalf, R. Metcalf, A. M. Rhodes
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 July 1980
The results demonstrate a coevolutionary association between the Cucurbitaceae and the Luperini, during which the intensely bitter and toxic Cucs that arose to repel herbivores and protect the plants from attack became specific kairomone feeding stimulants for the beetles.
Cucurbitacin Contents and Diabroticite (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Feeding upon Cucurbita spp.
There was a strong correlation between the total cucurbitacin content and the extent of aggregation and feeding by both SCR and WCR.